A few weeks ago, I went for a group run with Brad & friends, it was extremely cold and we all jumped in and started cranking up hill. I tweaked my calf just a bit right in the beginning and ever since then I have been babying it. I did some research and I came across these calf stretchers. I was really curious, but didn’t want to jump just to buy one.
After the Polar Bear 5k, I met Miguel De La Torre from Catalyst Performance and he had a ProStretch Plus on his table. I asked him about it because I really wanted to try one out and I did. He demonstrated how it worked, I tested out and asked him where he got it from. Then he offered to sell it . . . and he really hooked me up. Thanks Man.
So what makes it different than all the other stretchers, honestly I don’t know, but it is fully adjustable the others were not. The heel and toe blocks are removable and can be placed based on foot size.
Is it just a fancy toy to stretch you out? And will we see it on an infomercial soon? I don’t know. It did feel good while stretching. I guess my only hold back is that you can over stretch if you are not careful. If you use it as directed in the videos, it should be fine. I did over stretch my right calf one day and it made me nervous because I felt it for a day or two, but it went away.
Let me know if you have use one regularly . . . or have an opinion.